The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Super-Colossal Affair - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: One of the masked gunmen is suddenly not wearing his mask, then is masked again and back and forth throughout the scuffle-in-the-bedroom scene. (00:19:45)

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The Her Master's Voice Affair - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Could this be the affair of the flying saucer and teacup? As Napoleon Solo is having tea with Miss Partridge, he has his teacup in his right hand with the saucer on the table. Mysteriously, in the next shot, the saucer suddenly appears in his left hand, only to find its way back to the table again. Then both teacup and saucer appear in Solo's left hand. Then both find their way back to the table, then back into his left hand again. And it all happens in a span of about 30 seconds. (00:06:50 - 00:07:25)

The Super-Colossal Affair - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: The gangsters' plane, which has two engines on the ground, suddenly has four engines when it's in the air. It also changes colors. (00:40:45 - 00:42:15)

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The My Friend, the Gorilla Affair - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: Prince Khufu is holding his seal of office medallion in one hand, showing it to Illya. But in the very next cut, his hands are on his cloak instead and the medallion is again hanging around his neck. (00:00:45)

Jean G

The Matterhorn Affair - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: Marvin has a homing-pigeon hat. When he's pushed off the precipice, his hat falls off. After a shot of his sister screaming, we cut back to Marvin still falling, and his hat is back on, falling off again. But it's somehow back on his head yet again when he's rescued a few scenes later. (00:38:45 - 00:40:10)

Jean G

The Deadly Smorgasbord Affair - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: Dr. Nillson's suspended animation device is said to freeze only living matter. But when it's accidentally set off and freezes the dancing teenagers, it stops the record player, too. And when the teens are re-animated, so is the music. (00:04:15)

Jean G

The Pieces of Fate Affair - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: The establishing shot is of the real NBC Studios in Burbank, and the sign touts "KNBC-4," also the real Los Angeles NBC affiliate. But when we cut to a scene supposedly inside the studio, the call letters on the talk show host's desk are those of the fictional station KFLO. (00:00:05)

Jean G

The Pop Art Affair - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: Sylvia is carrying her huge "opus" sculpture out of the art gallery. In the next cut, though, we see a full shot of her showing both her hands empty: she's not holding the sculpture. Next shot, she has it back in her hands again. (00:24:25)

Jean G

The Napoleon's Tomb Affair - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: The buildings visible from Tunick's hotel suite balcony are completely different at night from those that were showing during the day. (00:17:45 - 00:30:30)

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The Take Me to Your Leader Affair - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: In long shot, the helicopter Solo is flying hovers in a cloudless, clear blue sky. In close-ups of him in the cockpit, however, the sky outside the copter's window-bubble is full of clouds. (00:15:05)

Jean G

The Monks of St. Thomas Affair - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: Illya's grappling hook changes positions on the iron window bars between the time it first attaches and the time he starts to climb the wall. (00:38:15)

Jean G

The Abominable Snowman Affair - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: The cinder blocks used to seal the tomb change color. Initially, they're black. But when the wall collapses on the bricklayer, they've turned white. (00:41:00 - 00:45:00)

Jean G

The Five Daughters Affair (1) - S3-E28

Continuity mistake: No one seems to know which daughter is which. Margo is named daughter number 2 in Act II's title, but the dialogue calls her daughter number 1. Act III's title says Imogen is number 3, while the dialogue refers to her as number 2. (00:12:30 - 00:26:45)

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The Apple A Day Affair - S3-E27

Continuity mistake: Illya changes clothes in mid car-chase. When he and Solo leap into the convertible and drive off, he's wearing a brown leather jacket and jeans. As they race down the road, he's suddenly in a dark blue suit and tie. When they jump out of the car again, he's back in the brown jacket and jeans. (00:45:45)

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The Concrete Overcoat Affair (1) - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When an undercover Illya carries the wine boxes into Strago's vineyard, the bottom box has a dark brown striation under the word "Chicago." This disappears and reappears, then disappears again as the scene progresses. (00:20:40)

Jean G

The It's All Greek to Me Affair - S3-E21

Continuity mistake: When Menolakus gets out of his car and tries to move the boulders, the rocks are in a different position than when they first fell across the road. The briefcase he puts down also changes positions between shots. (00:12:25)

Jean G

The Apple A Day Affair - S3-E27

Continuity mistake: When Daddy Jo shoots Napoleon's trousers, the shotgun in Jo's hands changes instantly from resting in his lap to raised, then back to his lap. (00:30:40)

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The Apple A Day Affair - S3-E27

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Col. Picks is talking about the explosive apples being sold to U.N.C.L.E., the knife in his hands stuck in the apple is either held up straight or at a low angle, depending on the shot. (00:05:40)

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The Matterhorn Affair - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: In the first shot of Beirut at the bar in Singapore, he is holding his cigarette in his mouth. In the next shot, the hand holding the cigarette has inexplicably moved about a foot away. (00:00:10)

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The Apple A Day Affair - S3-E27

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon is trying to leave Nina's house, and Daddy Jo shoots the pair of slacks they're holding between them, Napoleon drops the part he's holding, while Nina still has a grip on her end. In the next shot, Nina isn't holding anything, and Napoleon drops his end a second time. (00:30:40)

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The Quadripartite Affair - S1-E3

Plot hole: Solo blows open the ceiling vent of Illya and Marion's cell, and she stands on Illya's shoulders until Solo can reach her and pull her out. This leaves Illya with nothing/no one to stand on, no way to reach the vent and no apparent way out of the cell. But he's out just the same in the next scene, with no explanation as to how. (00:42:40)

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Napoleon Solo: My name is Napoleon Solo. I'm an enforcement agent in Section Two here. That's operations and enforcement.
Illya Kuryakin: I am Illya Kuryakin. I am also an enforcement agent. Like my friend Napoleon, I go and I do whatever I am told to by our chief.
Alexander Waverly: Hmm? Oh, yes. Alexander Waverly. Number One in Section One. In charge of this, our New York headquarters. It's from here that I send these young men on their various missions.

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Trivia: "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'s" original working title was "Solo," and its lead character was named for a spy with a minor role in one of Ian Fleming's early Bond novels. U.N.C.L.E. producer Norman Felton had a handshake agreement with Fleming to use the name and to develop "Solo" as a TV spy series. But the Bond film franchise had other ideas, reneged on the agreement on Fleming's behalf, and sued, forcing the title change. Felton prevailed only in retaining the character's name: Napoleon Solo.

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